Brian Foley has been awarded a rare life membership of Master Plumbers New Zealand.
Michael Grant, who organised the St Paul’s Cathedral "virtual choir" during the Covid-19 lockdown, has been appointed the cathedral’s new musical director.
Mosgiel livestock vet Victoria Chapman has been delighted to discover more than a dozen fantails roosting snugly together on a jasmine vine in her shed.
Students at the University of Otago are being asked to consider attitudes that lead to sexual violence and how they can intervene.
A Dunedin student attempting to scratch his eyeballs out has prompted a warning from police around drug use.
Speed appears to have been a factor in a crash that killed two men in Dunedin over the weekend, police say.
A new dedicated air conditioning system may be commissioned in an attempt to get the Southern District Health Board’s multimillion-dollar intensive care unit development fully open for patients.
National Party leader Todd Muller has refused to comment on an incident involving fellow MP Michael Woodhouse and a photo of a toilet seat with Dunedin MP Clare Curran's face on it.
The second semester began at the University of Otago yesterday and among the events welcoming students back to the Dunedin campus was a clubs expo.
The southern region had the largest drop in cancer diagnoses nationwide during Covid-19 Alert Level 4 and 3, but regional hospitals are bracing for a surge in patients soon.
Emergency supplies of hand sanitiser, produced during the Covid-19 lockdown, earlier sparked hundreds of inquiries and have now become a hit at the New Zealand International Science Festival.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is reassuring customers it will try to secure refunds from under-fire Dunedin company Ticket Rocket.
The great laughing gas mystery is no laughing matter for the Southern District Health Board, which has still not uncovered why it uses so much nitrous oxide.
A large and intense fire that caused extensive damage to a South Dunedin building is unlikely to have been deliberately lit.
A file of incidents involving Cr Lee Vandervis includes claims of swearing, bullying and spraying saliva. Read it in full here.
Babies with jaundice in Nigeria may benefit from an idea that came from an enterprise contest team led by a University of Otago student.
Fighting Covid-19 has cost the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board more than $7 million so far, on top of an estimated $6.85 million in lost revenue.